Saturday 9th of December 2023

god becomes a fall-guy .....

‘For much of the past 25 years, a small group of Catholic intellectuals has worked to inject its radical religious ideas into the nation's politics.

The leader of this theo-conservative movement is Father Richard John Neuhaus.

In the pages of his monthly magazine First Things, Neuhaus and his ideological allies set the theo-con agenda on a range of policies.

Michael Novak of the American Enterprise Institute argues that the American founders were orthodox religious believers who thought of the United States as a Christian nation - and that American-style capitalism perfectly conforms to Catholic social teaching.

Robert P. George of Princeton University insists that abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage (and perhaps even contraception and masturbation) should be outlawed.

And George Weigel of Washington's Ethics and Public Policy Center uses Catholic just-war reasoning to justify neo-conservative foreign policy.

As the US began to prepare for war in Iraq in 2002, the theo-cons set out to provide theological justification for the coming conflagration.’

How Jesus Endorsed Bush's Invasion Of Iraq